I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Support grows for legalization of marijuana
Americans appear to be equally divided on whether to legalize marijuana, according to a Rasmussen poll released yesterday. The survey of 1,000 adults conducted last week found 43 percent in favor of legalization while 42 percent said it should remain illegal—a difference that is within the poll’s 3-point margin of error.
But only a year ago, Rasmussen found 41 percent in favor of legalization and 49 percent opposed.
A significant majority—65 percent—expect it to be made legal within 10 years. An even higher number—75 percent—support marijuana use for medicinal purposes.
And how many people actually smoke pot? Eleven percent admitted to Rasmussen that they had smoked the drug last year, while 40 percent have smoked it at some point in their lives.
Rasmussen also asked questions comparing alcohol and cigarettes to marijuana. The results show that 50 percent think alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, while 26 percent think they’re equally risky; 46 six percent think smoking cigarettes is more dangerous than smoking marijuana, while 25 percent think they’re about the same.